Samsung to manufacture Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 chipsets
Samsung already manufactures its own chipsets and last year it bagged a contract from Qualcomm to produce flagship Snapdragon 820 chipsets. And in return Samsung ensured Qualcomm to use it on its flagship Galaxy S7/S7 Edge in selected markets including the US and China.
Qualcomm reportedly wants to follow the same pattern in its upcoming flagship Snapdragon 830 chipsets. According to ETnews, Samsung will produce all the Snapdragon 830 chips and use it in almost half of the Galaxy S8s. Another half will include home-based 10nm-based Exynos 8895 SoC compared to 14nm-based Exynos 8890 for better performance and overall better power efficiency.
Qualcomm faced a lot of folk due to overheating issues in last year’s Snapdragon 810 and 808. Even this year’s Snapdragon 820 completely outshined by Samsung’s Exynos 8890 and Apple A10 SoC. Stakes are high as the company needs to prove that Android OEMs can still rely on it for the best possible performance from flagship devices.